2021 World Futsal Championships – cancelled

We are sorry to confirm that, due to the resurgence of coronavirus across Europe and changes to national regulations in Portugal, we have no choice but to cancel the upcoming World Futsal Championships. We apologise for the inevitable disappointment but this decision was beyond our control. The Virtus Football Committee are looking at options to […]

2021 Para Dressage Video Competition

We are pleased to once again invite entries to the annual Para-Dressage championships. Entry should be made my video following the steps below: Riders should contact their Virtus member organisation for assistance. Click here to submit entry (entry page will open in a new tab, please return here when complete). 

2021 World Table Tennis Championships – CANCELLED

Please note that due to higher levels of coronavirus in Thailand, this event has been cancelled to ensure the safety of all participants. Options to reschedule the event are currently being assessed and details be published as soon as possible.

2021 World Judo Championships – CANCELLED

Please note that due to the high levels of coronavirus in mainland Europe, this event has been cancelled. Details of rearranged dates/venue will be announced in due course.

2021 World & European Half Marathon Championships

São Miguel Island Azores, Portugal

Following the cancellation of the 2020 World Half-Marathon Championships, the 2021 event will be both a World and European Championship. The takes place alongside the Portuguese Half Marathon Championships and is delivered by the Portuguese Athletics Federation.

2022 World Skiing Championships – postponed

Due to the additional restrictions imposed on travel to Austria, Virtus regrets that the World Skiing Championships will be postponed. We are working with the LOC to provide alternative races and will publish details of these as soon as they are known. Alternative competitive opportunities As these are not Virtus competitions, please contact the LOC […]

World Football Championships And World Challenge Competition -CANCELLED

It is with regret that the 2022 World Football Championships planned to take place in France in July will be cancelled due to insufficient teams being able to confirm their participation. Due to the upcoming Regional Games later in 2022 and then Global Games in 2023, it is unlikely to be possible to reschedule the […]

2022 World Half Marathon Championships – new dates!

Viseu, Portugal , Portugal

We are pleased to confirm that the 2022 World Half Marathon Championships will take place in Viseu, Portugal, host city of the 2017 World Futsal Championships. Please be aware that following a request from the LOC,  the event has been moved by 1 week to 2-5 September 2022.

2022 World Cross Country Championships

San Diego, California , United States

Virtus is pleased to announce that the 2022 World Cross Country Championships will take place in San Diego, California, home of the US National Cross Country Championships. For general event information about the Virtus 2022 World Cross Country Championship click here: For Virtus National Member Organisation, you can complete the Entry Pack by using your […]

2023 Para Dressage Video Competition (Round 1)

Welcome to Round 1 of the 2023 Para Dressage video competition. Please note that for riders considering entry to the 2023 Global Games, Virtus will review video entries ahead of the closing date by request to events@virtus.sport. Entry should be made by video following the steps below: Download Riders should contact their Virtus member organisation […]

CANCELLED: 2023 Indoor Athletics Championships (World & European)

Istanbul, Turkey , Turkey

We are delighted to confirm that Istanbul - Turkey will host the joint World & European Indoor Athletics Championships In March 2023 (following postponement of the World Championships in 2022). Please note that the final entry date is 14th February 2023. 14.2.2023 - Following the devastating earthquake in Southern Turkey/Northern Syria, the LOC have confirmed […]

2023 World Skiing Championships

The 2023 World championships will take place in Austria. This event was deferred from 2022 due to the impact of the global pandemic. For Virtus National Member Organisation, you can complete the Entry Pack by using your Virtus Member Access Code*. 2022.12.12 - Download the latest event newsletter *If you need a reminder for the […]

2023 Global Games

Vichy, France

The 6th edition of the Virtus Global Games takes place in Vichy-France and features the largest sport programme ever. Entry information is available to download below and further information can be found at GG2023. Downloads:

2023 World & European Cross Country Championships

Ciechanow, Poland , Poland

Virtus is pleased to confirm that Ciechanow-Poland will host the 2023 cross-country athletics competition. Due to the multiple changes to competition during the covid pandemic, this years event will be offered as a combined World and European Championship and includes competition for II1, II2 and II3 eligibility classes. Please note that the final entry deadline […]

Virtus Cycling World Series

Ballarat, Australia Ballarat, Australia

We are delighted to announce that Virtus Cycling will offer two events in 2024, taking place in Ballarat-Australia in January and a second (northern hemisphere) event later in the year (host to be confirmed shortly). The Australian edition takes place as part of the Federation University Road National Championships - an annual event which attracts […]

2024 World & European Indoor Athletics Championships

Reims, France Reims, France

Reims - France will host the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships. Due to the calendar changes and a number of cancellations in 2021-23, the event will also incorporate the European Championships.

2024 Virtus World Indoor Rowing Championship

Zakopane, Poland Zakopane, Poland

We are delighted to confirm that the next World Indoor Rowing Championship - the first to be held since 2015 - will be held during the European Winter Games in Poland. Please visit the Winter Games page for details    

2024 World Skiing Championships

Zakopane, Poland Zakopane, Poland

This year the Virtus World Skiing Championships will be held as part of the European Winter Games, in Zakopane - Poland. For entry details, please see the 1st European Winter Games. Open European Ski Series Information

1st European Winter Games (***updated***)

Zakopane, Poland Zakopane, Poland

29.2.24 - Please note that due to unfavourable snow conditions, the nordic ski competition will not take place. See full details here.    Virtus Europe have announced that Poland will host the 1st European Winter Games to take place in 2024, featuring: Alpine Skiing Nordic Skiing Indoor Rowing Futsal 3x3 Basketball Please note that Skiing […]

2024 World Half Marathon & 10K Road Race Championships

Almaty, Kazakhstan , Kazakhstan

We are delighted to offer a new competition for 2024 - the 10km Road Race Championships - which accompany the traditional Half Marathon Championships, in a new host nation: Kazakhstan. Please note that the first entry deadline is 15th January 2024.  

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